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Driving with Caffeine Supplements

Drowsy driving poses many of the same risks as drunk driving. Driving while tired can significantly reduce reaction time and comes with the added risk of falling asleep at the wheel. In order to combat drowsiness, many drivers turn to caffeine or energy supplements. Although the short-term effects may keep a driver more alert, in the long run, these supplements can actually increase the risk for an accident.

If you or someone you love was injured in an accident that was caused by an over-caffeinated driver, it is important to seek legal counsel. The Wisconsin car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. can help you to determine whether legal action may be appropriate in your case. Contact us today by calling 800-242-2874.

The Dangers of Driving on Caffeine Supplements

In recent decades, there has been a dramatic influx in the marketplace of products designed to help people push through drowsiness and fatigue. Coffee shops have sprouted up seemingly everywhere. As a consequence, over-caffeination is becoming increasingly common. The availability of these items practically encourages tired drivers to hit the road. The following effects of high dosages of caffeine that may hinder an individual’s ability to drive safely:

  • Proneness to anger and road rage
  • Frustration
  • Jitteriness
  • Confusion
  • Panic attacks
  • Dehydration
  • Sudden drowsiness

The dangers of these effects are almost equivalent to the risks of drowsy driving itself. This is why it is important for every driver to make sure they are alert and well rested before hitting the road. Sadly, not all people adequately honor this responsibility.

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The devastating aftermath of an auto accident takes a heavy financial and emotional toll. If you or your loved one’s accident was caused by an irresponsible driver, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Wisconsin car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 for a free consultation.

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